white grub

noun

Definition of white grub 

: a grub that is a destructive pest of grass roots and is the larva of various beetles and especially june bugs

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Larvae are fat, dirty white grubs with brown heads, up to 3/4 inch long, often found in sod. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Defend Your Garden Against Japanese Beetles," 26 Jan. 2018 Japanese Beetles Adults are metallic blue-green, ½-inch beetles with bronze wing covers, while larvae are fat, white grubs with brown heads. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "10 Most Destructive Garden Insects And How To Get Rid Of Them," 3 June 2016 Check the soil under declining spots for plump white grubs and treat as needed. 24. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 The general rule for treating for white grub worms is that your application of insecticide (when needed) should be made in mid-summer. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, "You have options for orchids done flowering," 12 Jan. 2018 Armed with a new fishing pole purchased at Walmart and some little white grubs — his go-to bait in new waters — Henson went to the dock by the Edgewater Hotel and caught a smallmouth bass. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Matthew Dellavedova, Thon Maker back to full participation at practice," 10 Oct. 2017

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1740, in the meaning defined above

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